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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 15 Issue 2-3, Sept 1994
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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research conducted a 50-state survey to compare North Carolina's pesticide regulatory programs with the other states'. Results present strengths and weaknesses of the programs, as well as comparative rankings.
The amount of pesticides being used by farmers in North Carolina and the U.S. is difficult to determine. The 1990 Farm Bill included record- keeping requirements for applications of pesticides, in an effort to compile comprehensive information on usage.
Pesticides provide many benefits, such as increased crop production and insect reduction, but at the same time cause health problems and environmental damage. Governmental agencies must consider these factors in regulating the use of pesticides.
North Carolina's three pesticide oversight boards - Pesticide Advisory Committee, Structural Pest Control Committee, and Pesticide Board - regulate and enforce use, sale, application, and disposal of pesticides.
White examines some of the high points and low points of the North Carolina Supreme Court during its first 175 years, including such issues as free speech, civil rights, and jail conditions.
Using information from its 50-state survey of pesticide programs, the Carolina Center for Public Policy Research makes recommendations for improving pesticide regulation in the state.